Gigi Hadid walks the runway at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris. Models Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid not only walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris on Wednesday, they also had the privilege of walking with wings. The wings are usually given to seasoned veterans like Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, who have both worked with the lingerie brand for years and are most often associated with it.
Liu Wen was the first Chinese model to walk the Victoria’s Secret runway. Four Chinese models —Liu Wen, Xi Mengyao, Sui He, and Ju Xiaowen — are set to walk in the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Wednesday. Considering the first Victoria’s Secret model of Asian descent did not walk in the retailer’s annual show until 2009, this is a huge step toward inclusivity and racial diversity for Victoria’s Secret.
Lady Gaga managed to stand out from the crowd in the black lace, semi-sheer gown she wore on the pink carpet Wednesday in Paris at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She tied her hair back into a sleek low bun, not taking any attention away from the dress that emphasized her svelte figure. The gown hinted at nudity beneath but appeared to have a slip of skin-colored fabric that hugged every curve.
Behati Prinsloo and Candice Swanepoel walk the runway during the finale of the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City. Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show alums Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo will not be walking in the Paris show on Wednesday, but they have good reasons: new babies! Prinsloo gave birth to her daughter Dusty Rose in September, and Swanepoel welcomed baby boy Anacã shortly after in October.
A report about the rigorous casting process models endure in hopes of getting cast in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, specifically claiming that Cara Delevingne was rejected from walking the runway in 2014 for being too “bloated,” has been rejected by both Delevingne and Victoria’s Secret.